Frozen Raspberry Recall
At the beginning of November, Wawona Frozen Food issued a voluntary nationwide recall for frozen raspberries and berry medleys sold at Aldi for a possible Hepatitis A contamination. The recall came after these products, which are sold under Aldi and Raley’s private labels, tested positive for Hepatitis A during a government sampling program. The following products are included in the recall, frozen Season’s Choice Raspberries in 12-ounce bags that have “Best By” dates of June 10, 2021, August 1, 2021 and August 23, 2021 and are “Products of Chile;” frozen Season’s Choice Berry Medley in 16-ounce bags containing raspberries that have “Best By” dates of July 17, 2021, July 20, 2021 and July 22, 2021 and are “Products of USA, Chile;” and Raley’s Fresh Frozen Red Raspberries in 12-ounce bags with “Best By” dates of June 5, 2021 and August 1, 2021 and are “Products of Chile.”
Being contaminated with the Hepatitis A virus can lead to serious health effects, such as liver disease, which typically occurs 15-50 days after consuming contaminated food with the virus. Symptoms of this disease can include fever, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting abdominal pain, and jaundice. If you have purchased any of the products listed in the recall, it is encouraged to discard the product or return it to the place of purchase. Additionally, if you have consumed one of these products, it is important to stay calm. Most recalls are issued because of possible contamination evidence at the manufacturing process or facility and not because consumers are getting sick. It is recommended that you monitor yourself for signs of illness and if you do feel ill, you should immediately reach out to a health care provider or local health department to inform them that you have eaten a recalled product. A physician will then be able to treat you appropriately.
Foodborne illnesses can be very serious, leading to expensive medical bills and having to spend time away from work. If you have eaten one of the contaminated frozen berry products at Aldi and suffered an illness, you may be entitled to compensation. Victims of food poisoning can recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering by filing a lawsuit against the company responsible. If you or a loved one have consumed one of the contaminated products and suffered an illness, contact one of our experienced attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. to begin the medical compensation process. Our attorneys have handled medical compensation legal cases due to food recalls and are ready to assist you in this long process.